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AltaVista, other hot IPOs on tap

Although the high-tech IPO faucet has almost run dry for the season, investors will have a host of options from which to choose in the year ahead.

 

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Although the high-tech IPO faucet has almost run dry for the season, investors will have a host of options from which to choose in the year ahead, including public offerings from AltaVista, HomeGrocer, Pets.com and 3Com's Palm Computing.

"After today, IPOs will virtually close up shop for the month."

- Jeff Hirschkorn, senior analyst, IPO.com

 


AltaVista files for $300 million IPO
update The Web portal recently acquired by Internet investment company CMGI files to go public in hopes of raising as much as $300 million. Tune in to CNET News.com TV's IPO Forecast

HomeGrocer files to deliver on the Street
The online supermarket ups the ante in its battle with Webvan, filing for its own initial public offering.

Net IPOs end year with a whimper
Initial public offerings will be as scarce as empty parking spaces at the mall next week, as only a few companies are slated to debut in the days before Christmas.

Egreetings soars early after IPO, finishes flat
update The online greeting card company surges in the early hours of its initial public stock offering but closes almost even with its offering price.

previous coverage
Pets.com to play in public market
update The San Francisco-based online retailer of pet products files with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of its common stock.

3Com files to spin off Palm Computing in IPO
update 3Com takes a major step toward emancipating its Palm Computing subsidiary, filing to sell shares of the handheld company to the public in what is expected to be a hot IPO.